EHG4385 - DBA and walkover survey - Cuil Bay, Appin (SRP Project)







A desk-based assessment and walkover survey of Cuil on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Lochaber, was carried out in 2010 by N Malcolm for RCAHMS' 'Scotland's Rural Past Project'. Many more sites than originally expected were found and recorded. Census reports (1841-1901) and Valuation Rolls (1860-1970) were inspected to ascertain the changes in population over the years. Other historical documents were looked at resulting in a History of Cuil being written. The various dyke systems were recorded and attention was paid to the woods in the area and to fishing and agricultural practices. Comments were made about the buildings and all buildings dating to before 1900 were recorded along with a few from the C20. Each site was assessed and plans of many were drawn up. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Malcolm, N.. 2012. Cuil: A History and A Survey. Unaffiliated. Digital.



Location Cuil Bay, Appin
Grid reference Centred NM 9783 5585 (3352m by 2631m)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Related Monuments/Buildings (49)

  • Barn - 3 South Cuil (Monument)
  • Barn - North Cuil (Monument)
  • Boat House - Rudha Beag (Monument)
  • Bothy - Rudha Mor (Monument)
  • Building - 2 South Cuil (Monument)
  • Building - South Cuil (Monument)
  • Building and Enclosure - North Cuil (Monument)
  • Byre Dwelling - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Byre Dwelling - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Byre Dwelling - Rudha Mor (Monument)
  • Byre Dwelling - Rudha Mor (Monument)
  • Byre dwelling- North Cuil (Monument)
  • Clearance Cairn - South Cuil (Monument)
  • Corn Drying Kiln - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Corn Drying Kiln - Garden of Balnagowan House (Monument)
  • Corn Drying Kiln - Rudha Mor (Monument)
  • Dolomite Quarry - Cuil (Monument)
  • Drystone Wall - South Cuil (Monument)
  • East Building - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Enclosure - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Enclosure - North Cuil (Monument)
  • Enclosure - Rudha Mor (Monument)
  • Farm House - 1 South Cuil (Monument)
  • Farm House - 2 South Cuil (Monument)
  • Farmhouse - 3 South Cuil (Monument)
  • Farmhouse - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Farmhouse - North Cuil (Monument)
  • Field System - Rudha Meadhonach Bay Plateau (Monument)
  • Fish Trap - North Cuil (Monument)
  • Fisherman's Bothy - North Cuil (Monument)
  • House - 4 South Cuil (Monument)
  • House - North Cuil (Monument)
  • House platform - North Cuil (Monument)
  • House Platforms and Enclosure - North Cuil (Monument)
  • Lime Kiln - Rudha Mor (Monument)
  • Lower Corn Drying Kiln - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • March Stone Dyke - Rudha Mor (Monument)
  • Mounds - North Cuil (Monument)
  • North Building - Rudha Beag (Monument)
  • Observation Post - Inshaig Hill (Monument)
  • Observation Post - Inshaig Hill (Monument)
  • Salmon Fishery - North Cuil (Monument)
  • South Building - Rudha Beag (Monument)
  • Stack Yards, Dutch Barn and Sheep Fank with Concrete Dip - North Cuil (Monument)
  • Steading - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Stony Depression - Rudha Beag (Monument)
  • Upper Corn Drying Kiln - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • West Building - Back Settlement (Monument)
  • Wishing Stone - Rudha Beag (Monument)

Record last edited

May 17 2021 5:27PM

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